About - Staff Member - Kelsey Kober
As the associate manager, public sector, Kelsey coordinates ITI's policy and advocacy work around federal procurement, cyber acquisition, and cybersecurity issues and manages ITI's outreach to senior acquisition officials in the executive branch. She comes to ITI from Common Sense Media, where she worked on technology and telecommunications policy issues more broadly. Before, she served in various roles at advocacy organizations in Washington, D.C.
Kelsey graduated with honors from Denison University with a B.A. in Political Science and spent a semester studying at l'Université Paris-Sorbonne.
Blog Posts by Kelsey Kober
ITI Event Explores How the Public and Private Sectors can Work Together on ICT Supply Chain Risk Management
(June 16, 2021)
While a consensus has emerged in Washington, D.C. that securing the federal and commercial ICT supply chain is a U.S. priority, many questions remain on how to address the current patchwork of disparate ...
In a Post-SolarWinds World, Let’s Reimagine What a “Trusted Supplier” Is
(March 09, 2021)
Over the last few years, policymakers in Washington, D.C. rightfully recognized that malicious actors could use the government’s information and communications technology (ICT) supply chain as an attack ...
Tech Industry’s Supply Chain Advice to the Next Administration: Spotlight and Strengthen the Federal Acquisition Security Council
(November 10, 2020)
In January 2021, Joe Biden will assume the responsibilities of the U.S. Commander-in-chief. Among the many national security challenges the new administration will face is the rapid proliferation of threats ...
The U.S. Government is Working to Secure its IT Supply Chain. Here’s How To Get It Right.
(September 21, 2020)
With news of cyber-attacks and IP theft rippling across the government contracting world, officials in the United States Congress and Executive Branch have recognized the importance of securing federal ...